Hello all, I'm a newbie to chickens and hope this isn't a dumb question. I've got 9 Black Austrolorp, 1 Plymouth Barred Rock and 2 Rhode Island Reds. All are hens as far as I can tell and I've just started getting eggs within the past 2 weeks, they are just ove 4 months old now. I also have 5 Plymouth Barred Rock - 2 of which I think are Roos, and 3 Rhode Island Red - 1 of which I think is a Roo. The last batch are two months younger than the first. My question is, since I think I've got more birds than I need/want, when is the best time to take out some of the birds. I've been feeling them and they don't really feel that plump and heavy yet. Will they still get bigger and not get tough or anything? Any suggestions on which breeds would be best to keep? I originally did get them as "dual purpose" birds, hoping not only for eggs but meat also and I would like to keep at least 1 roo so I can hatch more next spring. Any suggestions would be appriciated - Thanks.